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New England News
7:40 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Governor Patrick Meets with District Attorneys About Crime Lab

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is pushing his administration to move forward in collecting information related to potentially mishandled evidence at the state police drug lab in Jamaica Plain.

Patrick met with members of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association Wednesday afternoon to discuss the investigation and to urge their cooperation in working with defense attorneys and the judicial system. Health and Human Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigby and Department of Public Safety and Security Secretary Mary Elizabeth Heffernan also sat in on the meeting.

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New York News
7:33 am
Thu September 13, 2012

New York Primary Elections Take Place Around State

Voters across New York state are headed to the polls today for state and local primary elections. 

Polls opened at 6 this morning in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie Counties, and will remain open until 9. Voting begins at noon in all other counties.

Republican State Senator Roy MacDonald is hoping to hold off a challenge from Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione in the 43rd district, a race MacDonald likely would not be running if not for his aisle-crossing vote for same-sex marriage last year.

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Hudson Valley News
7:29 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Gas Prices Climb at Record Pace

 In the last three days alone, gas prices in the Middletown area rose 15 cents, to well over $4.  How much more they will rise is an unknown. They are increasing at comparative levels across the Mid-Hudson and Catskills regions.

The economy may be showing signs of recovery with increased home sales, but the skyrocketing gas prices put that growth at risk, said Orange County Chamber of Commerce President John D’Ambrosio.

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Sports
7:20 am
Thu September 13, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Yankees and Red Sox finish their series, currently tied 1-1, at Fenway tonight

In the NL, The Washington Nationals blanked New York 2-0 to take 14 of 18 from the Mets in the season series. The hottest team in baseball right now is the Philadelphia Phillies. The five-time defending National League East champions just hope it's not too late to salvage their season. Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Cliff Lee pitched seven strong innings to lead the streaking Philadelphia Phillies to their seventh straight win, 3-1 and a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins. The win moves the surging Phillies within three games of the final NL wild card berth

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WAMC News
7:14 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast.

Around the Nation
6:28 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Man Tries To Pay For Beer With Bartender's Card

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Strange News
6:27 am
Thu September 13, 2012

A Hair-Raising World Record

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 8:26 am

A man in Japan wanted to make it into the Guinness book of world records. He considered trying to drink the most hot sauce, but settled on a spikier record. His hairdo — a mohawk — stands 3 feet, 8.6 inches high.

Presidential Race
5:45 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Attacks Move Foreign Policy To Center Of Campaign

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And the attacks in Libya and elsewhere in the Arab world come in the midst of a presidential campaign. It became, in effect, a test of leadership for both the president and his Republican challenger. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: President Obama learned Wednesday morning that Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other diplomats were killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi. When he spoke in the White House Rose Garden hours later, he didn't mention politics.

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World
5:45 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Anti-Islam Filmmaker Still A Mystery

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So we've heard the film clips. A bigger question is who is really producing that film. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

CARRIE KAHN, BYLINE: The movie was shot in Los Angeles County sometime last August, under the name "Desert Warriors." It's full of choppy dialogue, bad acting and scenes of a buffoonish Muhammad.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: And this shall be the first Muslim animal. His name is Yafour. No, Yafour does not like the women.

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NPR Story
5:45 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill?

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 2:07 pm

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Companies like Google, General Mills and insurance giant Aetna are teaching yoga and meditation in the workplace to help combat stress. Now some business schools are teaching aspiring MBAs the techniques, as well. Reporter Lisa Napoli visited one school in Southern California offering mindfulness as a management skill.

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